Lorena Fern Todd

1892–1980 (Age 88)
Holmes, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lorena Fern

When Lorena Fern Todd was born on 6 April 1892, in Holmes, Ohio, United States, her father, William Edgar Todd, was 37 and her mother, Josephine Luella McClelland, was 31. She married Arthur Bowers on 20 January 1916, in Holmes, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Ripley Township, Holmes, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Big Prairie, Ripley Township, Holmes, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 24 September 1980, in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Paint Valley, Holmes, Ohio, United States.

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Lorena Fern Todd
Arthur Bowers
Marriage: 20 January 1916
Lucille Bowers
Ruth Bowers

Spouse & Children

20 January 1916
Holmes, Ohio, United States


  • Lucille Bowers


  • Female1920–1996Female

Parents & Siblings

  • William Edgar Todd


  • Josephine Luella McClelland




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Fern L Todd in household of William E Todd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lorena T Todd in household of Mary F Todd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fern L Bowers in household of Arthur Bowers, "United States Census, 1920"

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